The VGA signal is recorded with our Screen Recorder device, a stand-alone recording box that records the monitor signal in its original resolution and quality. No software installation on the test computer is required, all operating systems can be recorded. The video (all camera types can be connected) and audio signals are recorded, too. All signals are recorded independently but synchronized. If you record one video signal and one VGA signal, you will get two video files that are synchronized in time.
No picture-in-picture, all recordings are available in their original resolution providing best quality and flexibility.
Manage different recording setups
If you work with different recording scenarios (e.g. one VGA and one video signal in the morning, two VGA and three cameras in the afternoon) you can define these recording situations in the software. Simply select the setup you need from a pull down list and start recording. Rewireing is not required.
Organize your recordings! With the integrated user definable project database you can easily manage and organize your sessions. This is very comfortable, especially for the analysis of multiple sessions. It makes it easy to find and pool your data of specific projects. Learn more…
The user-definable participant database enables you to administrate your usability test participants within our Spectator software. You can save contact data and participant skills (education, computer experience, etc.) and you can also analyze your data based on that information (e.g. pool data for all participants with a certain computer skill).
Task list database
Create different task lists and save them for repeated use in your task list database. Tasks can be added, changed and deleted easily. During behavior recording the tasks are used to measure the duration until task fulfilment and to rate problem solving success. Learn more…
Create different lists with the behaviors you want to code (web site testing, product testing, etc.). For each behavior a keyboard shortcut is assigned. You can describe each behavior more detailed by assigning so called modifiers. For example you could add the modifiers “content link”, “left navigation bar” and “top navigation bar” to the behavior “web site navigation”. Later on you can easily analyze how many time the participant spend navigating and which of the different navigation possibilities he or she used.
Composing a test session
To configure a test session, simply choose a task list, a behavior list and one or more participants. Assign the session to a project in the project database and you are ready to go.
The session calendar is a fantastic tool to manage your test sessions. It is a fully featured calendar where you can easily schedule test sessions by drag & drop. You can even assign test sessions to your team members and colleagues. Learn more…
During the session, the behaviors are coded either with the defined shortcuts on the keyboard or with the mouse. An unlimited undo function is available. Each coding you do creates a bookmark in the video and you can use the codings to jump to the appropriate scenes in no time. Of course you can also enter text or assign comments to certain behaviors. You can arrange the flexible interface to your own convenience.
Keyboard & Mouse Logging
All key strokes and mouse events of the participant can be logged. Learn more…
Eye tracking systems of various vendors can be integrated in the Spectator software suite for real time data acquistion and live viewing. Learn more…
Physiological data acquisition devices of various vendors are supported by the software.
Play & Edit
After data acquisition you can play and edit the videos along with the data and insert or delete behaviors easily. All codings you did can be edited and modified.
Integrated Task and behavior analysis
The task & behavior analysis offers statistical tools to summarize and analyze the coded behaviors and tasks. Templates can be used to perform the same statistical analysis again and again.
With the pattern recognition tool, you can detect patterns in the coded behaviors – if there are some. You can use different parameters and filters to adapt the pattern recognition to your needs.
If multiple observers code behaviors of participants, you can use this tool to compare results and receive a reliability value.
The integrated report generator creates standardized session reports automatically. Report design is user defined, so you can simply summarize the most important results (time spend on task, success, failure, behaviors, etc.) and send them as pdf file to your colleagues and customers. Learn more…
You can compose highlighted presentation videos with the most interesting scenes and data within the application. No separate video editing software is required.
Free player software
With the free Spectator Player software you can share and distribute your videos and data in a very comfortable way. You can also integrate your own corporate identity design into the player software. Lear more…
The system can be used for remote testing scenarios, where VGA, video and audio signals are recorded via the internet. All signals are stored at the observer’s location. Learn more…
Streaming and remote usability lab observation
Because the system works fully digital, all signals can be relayed into other rooms or locations via the inter- or intranet. Thus it is possible to show the test session live wherever you want. A remote lab observation tool called Audience is available that allows real time observation and two-way audio during the test session. If you are in charge of several test locations, you can easily switch between the labs and see what is going on in real time.